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Next Week, Italy Will Debate a Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

July 21, 2016 | Marco Perduca

The proposed system, if implemented, would regulate marijuana-related activities under a state monopoly.

Case Watch: Discrimination Dressed up as Neutrality in European Headscarf Bans

July 12, 2016 | Simon Cox

Two cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union address complaints from Muslim women dismissed by a private sector employer because of wearing a religious headscarves at work.

Turkey’s Extraordinary Resilience in a Year of Terror

June 30, 2016 | Gökçe Tüylüoğlu

The country continues to thrive despite multiple bomb attacks, including this week’s at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport.

Open Society in the Post-Brexit European Union

June 25, 2016 | Chris Stone

To realize the European Union’s original ambitions, those who are committed to open society principles must address the politics of fear.

Taking Stock of Brexit

June 24, 2016 | Aidan Harris

The impact of the UK’s decision to quit the European Union will go far beyond an immediate loss of economic confidence, and may challenge the country’s historic faith in open society values.

Grantee Spotlight

A Bid for Greater Transparency on Refugees

June 20, 2016 | Gabriella Guido

Italy’s detention and identification centers for arriving migrants are poorly monitored and shielded from public view.

The Immigration Detention Puzzle

June 17, 2016 | Michael Flynn

Many countries have conflicting, secretive policies on detaining migrants and asylum seekers. More transparency would make these systems work better for everyone.

Case Watch: Italian Migrant Expulsion before the European Court of Human Rights

June 15, 2016 | Juliana Vengoechea

In the case Khalaifia v. Italy, the Grand Chamber of the ECHR will consider the due process rights and protections for migrants being subjected to deportation procedures.

Why Roma Integration Is a Rare Opportunity for the Western Balkans and Turkey

June 8, 2016 | Zeljko Jovanovic

On the heels of the Decade of Roma Inclusion, the Roma Integration 2020 initiative will differ from the preceding effort in key ways.

Grantee Spotlight

Croatia Rallies in Support of Education Reform

June 7, 2016 | Marko Kovačić

In Croatia, protests stretching across the country voiced a clear call to reform an outdated education system. Now it’s time for the government to respond.

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